Tucker Carlson has priced his subscription-based streaming service at $9 per Month as the former Fox News host looks to capitalize on his popularity among conservative viewers. The Tucker Carlson Network features interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and commentary from the host, as well as early access to tickets for future live events, its website showed on Monday. The site says that subscribers will also have access to members-only content, a “bonus FREE month added to your subscription,” and the ability to buy limited-edition merchandise.
Carlson, who formerly hosted the nightly program “Tucker” on CNN and MSNBC, is known for his anti-immigration views, including his promotion of the so-called excellent replacement theory that posits that immigrants are replacing Americans. His stance on immigration has drawn criticism from Democrats as well as Republicans and has sparked a wave of online abuse.
Since departing from Fox News in April, Carlson has released videos on Elon Musk’s X social media platform, formerly Twitter. His interview in August with Argentina’s libertarian President-elect Javier Milei, Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and conservative columnist Larry Sinclair drew more than 74 million views on X.
In addition to its YouTube channel, the Tucker Carlson Network will distribute its content on other platforms, including Twitter, where the former Fox News host has more than 7.5 million followers. Carlson plans to launch the new video service within a month, two people familiar with the matter said.
If Fox tries to block the launch, Carlson is prepared to take legal action. He has already threatened to watch Fox “implode attempting to challenge free speech,” one of the sources said. Meanwhile, Carlson has continued to receive his $20 million annual salary from Fox.
Despite his popularity, the Tucker Carlson Network’s first episode of its flagship show last Month was a public embarrassment for Carlson and his team. The production quality was shoddy, and the debut video looked like a meager shell of his former show. It featured an audio track that gently echoed and Carlson using his spare hand to scroll through the teleprompter himself.
In a post on his Instagram page, Carlson apologized for the video and promised to release a better version of the premiere. He also posted a photo of himself in his office at the Tucker Carlson Network headquarters in downtown Manhattan, where workers are working to finalize the new streaming service. “We’ve been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now,” the caption read. “We’re launching a brand-new thing very soon.” The Tucker Carlson Network is expected to go live on Monday. A message on its website said it will have at least five shows by midweek, including interviews and monologues. Subscribers will be able to cancel their subscriptions at any time. People who sign up by Sunday will receive a bonus month of access for free. The company accepts payments via credit card, debit card, PayPal, and Apple Pay.